It has once again been a very long time since I set to work on a flash fiction offering. Today, before I even opened Rochelle’s invite to write, I told myself, “No matter what the prompt is I am going to participate… even if (for my part) it is a cr@p piece.” It may well be, but you must be the judge. All I can say for myself is that I at least made an attempt. 😉.
This is a three-minute vignette with a longish pause midway.
NOTE: Since first laying eyes on these near piano instruments I had always imagined they were designed to be smaller, less expensive and portable piano. Obviously, I was wrong, and have been set right this morning. It would seem that the piano came much later because Bartolomeo Cristofori, of Florence, wanted an instrument with a dynamic nuance of sound and began designing the “gravicembalo col piano e forte”. This was basically a spinet hack to add hammers to strike, not pluck, the strings. For all his hard work this was not the sound he wanted nor did it readily catch on. To read more about the turn of events that led to the present day piano CLICK —> HERE
PS: My efforts were nearly moot when our power went out and erased all my hard work. The only thing that saved me was the fact that I had written the piece in Word and had previously previewed the piece here on WordPress before the blackout… this saved my links! However, it scrambled the code and threw everything to the far right. I got that fixed but my paragraph spacings are forfeit. Hence, the floating periods.
For some really great takes on the prompt this morning just click on the little blue frog!